Sunday, April 27, 2008
Well, after weeks of work I am finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. I have everything besides my peppers, melons, pumpkins, peanuts, and some flowers in the ground. I ran a bit short on compost as I decided to top dress all of my raised beds with another layer this year so on monday we will go out a buy a truck load to fill in the last of it. The bunny play area has a nice thick covering of dandelion and clovers so that when they get out to play they have good stuff to munch on and I have been trying to make sure that at least one "playgroup" gets out each day. My husband thinks it's ridiculous that I have organized them into groups but certain bunnies only get along well with certain other bunnies and if I try to mix it up too much it ends up as bunny battles instead of bunny playtime. I am so happy now that its warm again. About two more weeks and the bunnies will have their new shed with AC and more space. I've gotten my first Iris blooms from the 200 or so ( not kidding) that I dug up and brought here last year and my empty lot beautification is going well, I can see the seeds that I planted sprouting up all over the place. It's going so well that now I am wondering if I could maybe plant some other things there like a few pumpkins that I may not have the space for. I may just try it. Every morning I go outside and look over the gardens to see what new miracle has begun to sprout or grow or bloom I am constantly amazed at what a miracle it is to plant a seed and watch it grow.
Friday, April 18, 2008
The other day we went to pick up two beautiful French angora does. I am very, very happy with them I had never seen or felt french angora fiber before and was surprised to find that it is silkier than that of my English bunnies. It is also a bit longer, most of it is about 7 in. long, and the best part, on the way home I put one of the girls in my lap and started to spin straight from the bunny and it is actually a bit easier to spin than the angora from my English. I paln on selling 1 oz. on etsy, but the rest I am totally keeping for myself! It's just too good to sell it all. Now I am thinking that when I get my numbers down a bit I may breed one of them and try to get either broken or white babies because wool that long and white would be awesome.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I have just received confirmation that I will be able to attend the Marshfield Mo fiber fair. I will be there selling a few bunnies and buying wool and I hope that you will be to I will be offering a discount on multiple bunny purchases while there. This will be my first fiber fair and my first time taking the buns out in public, i'm so excited!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Wow! I've been looking back at my blog and it's amazing how time just moves along. I started making bread, finally got around to it 2 days ago and it was wonderful, my 2nd attempt is baking right now. I still haven't touched the sewing machine.... but I will. I have gotten 4 out of 20 lbs of wool washed and it looks really good. I've made three sales on my etsy shop, you should have seen how excited I got, especially the first sale, the bunnies are paying for their own food and what more can I ask for, I get all the bunny love and less of the bunny expenses. I am so happy. I ordered and received our new homeschool curriculum and it looks great, I can't wait to start. Baby phinn is huge and fat and healthy, the girls are slightly less bad, the garden is going great, I am constantly reminded of how good it is to be alive. Oh! and we got a van! We can finally go places as a family! I love it! Tommorrow I go to pick up two new girls, french angoras, which I've wanted forever. It all started with the german/english doe she made me realized that my bunny addiction might possibly be more fulfilled if I included other kinds of angoras too so now I am going to include two more girls into the herd and squash the last bit of opposition to the brand new bunny shed that I will be using our stimulus check as a down payment for. Now I just have to figure out some way to convince the husband that I should be able to use the rest of the money for a drum carder.... oh, how I want a drum carder, angora blends, color blends, I want one sooo bad! I guess that's being a bit greedy. goodbye for now.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Well, I've fianally gotten around to starting that etsy shop! I am adding new things as they are made, Have sooo many ideas, It's just a matter of having the time and getting the materials to get it done. But I have posted a few things from the garden, the type of stuff that is really hard to kill and will grow anywhere because otherwise it wouldn't be worth selling. And I posted my first bunny card, I am making more of different shapes, sizes, and colors and they are all so awesome! I have been looking for cute cards/stationary with angoras on it for a long time and AI just couldn't find anything that I liked So I started making my own and they are just so cute I had to share it with the world.